LCV Statement on Julián Castro’s Our Planet and People First Plan

David Willett, dwillett@lcv.org, 202-454-4598

Washington, D.C. — Following the release of Secretary Julián Castro’s Our Planet and People First plan, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld: 

“We commend Secretary Julián Castro for building on his previous climate proposals with this strong plan to put Our Planet and People First. Castro’s plan sets a clear timeline to transition to 100 percent clean energy and net-zero climate pollution and rightly centers environmental and climate justice, including creating a National Climate Council and implementing carbon equity scoring, new civil rights laws to dismantle environmental racism, guaranteed assistance for impacted workers in the fossil fuel industry, and substantial investments in green physical, natural and social infrastructure to build climate-resilient communities. Our next president must prioritize tackling the climate crisis starting on day one of their presidency and every day throughout.”

 

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